(Not exactly a blog. More like a gripe)I keep getting calls from numbers which indicate my local first three digits of my own cell phone (not the area code). I don’t answer the calls, and they never leave a message. I understand that persons out of state or around the world have a way of…

via FAKE PHONE CALLS — Musings.

Around here, most of them are in my area code and few are the first three digits of my phone. The funniest one was where they spoofed my own number to call me. Like I am going to answer a call on the phone that you are spoofing the same number to call me. There are a few from other area codes, but those are maybe 1/3 – 1/4 of the calls. Addit: I recommend Zedge: Zedge App Review – January 18, 2019which offers numerous free ringtones for both Android and Apple OS devices.

Personally, I would love to see this practice stopped and huge onerous fines and long prison sentences at a jail that isn’t a country club levied against any company’s upper management caught spoofing.

From other people’s responses, debt collectors, robo-calls usually pushing some agenda or other – political or non-political, and telemarketers tend to be the main culprits. In rare cases, idiot swatters (What’s a Swatter?) use a spoofed number, and this can lead to somebody being killed. That happened in Wichita last year when some gamer swatted a fake address.


About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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3 Responses to FAKE PHONE CALLS — Musings

  1. We can get 60 a day. Drives me nuts

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    • I use Zedge which is an app that offers many free ringtones plus some paid ringtones. I use one of the free ringtones for people I don’t know – just loud enough to not be annoying, and choose other free ringtones for people I do know. I can tell by the ringtone which family member or friend is calling as there are lots of free ringtones.


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